86239 Hartshill 9 March 1985

86239 L. S. Lowry races past Hartshill (between Nuneaton and Atherstone) with the 11:45 Euston to Glasgow service on 9 March 1985. This loco was written off in a collision with some derailed wagons at Rickerscote on 8 March 1996, whilst working the Coventry to Glasgow TPO. In 1985 it was still possible, whilst not actually trespassing, to get some good shots from near track level prior the dreaded palisade fencing being erected at most such vantage points.